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Available New works 2022







Jazz Jam Session + Vernissage
Together with artist @reinerhess.1
at @indie.heads Art space at Alexanderplatz
The Kiosk People 
The exhibition is an homage to the Kiosk a.m.-p.m. people who of Berlin.
28.9 19.00 + Jazz jam session and drinks.
Save the date.
Indiehead - Frequenzwerk
Rochstraße 14 D Berlin, Germany


Vernissage



 

Maroquinerie 

 

Maroquinerie  New solo Exhibition Gallery Stanton 20.8-20.9.22 Israel 


In the 1950s, my grandfather immigrated to Israel from Morocco with his wife and four children. He packed a limited number of items for the trip and did not forget to take his knife with him. This should be known, grandfather was a leather goods artisan in Morocco, Maroquinerie, a profession continuing the age-old culture of designing bags and leather goods. When they arrived in Israel, the knife he loved so much took on a completely different meaning.

In the 1960s, my grandmother, my grandfather, and their family moved to the lower city of Haifa. Grandpa worked in the port of Haifa as a painter, and one day, while painting a ship, Grandpa fell from the scaffolding and hurt his back. His two friends, who carried him home, begged him to inform the port authorities for support and compensation on their part, but Grandfather only asked that he be left with his family, so that they would take care of him.

I know this story from my childhood but in my imagination, grandfather never fell on his back, but grew wings just before the fall and landed on his two feet. This event, of course, had a profound effect on the family, who once again moved their residence, this time to Tel Aviv. Grandfather returned to his favorite knife and worked as a leather bag craftsman until his retirement, with the magnificent family he founded in Israel by his side.

At Maroquinerie I would like to investigate and ask universal questions about people who are cut off from their past and arrive in a foreign place - about the hope, the alienation, the fear, the cut off from the past, the ability to build a new life by killing you old shadows of identity.  

Maroquinerie 

Gallery Stanton in downtown Haifa, 21.8- 19.9.22.


Available works for sale 


Rise - תחייה 

40x50 oil on canvas



Rebirth - לידה מחודשת 

40x50 oil on canvas *sold



The fall - הנפילה 

40x50 oil on canvas


 










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